I read your subject and was planning on replying “It’s never lazy to ask for help!”
While I do think that’s true, this is a fantastic list of things to cover before doing so. Although depending on the team dynamic, I might suggest dropping the error messaging Slack (or whatever) as your starting these steps Incase anyone has seen the message and can give you the answer quickly.
What’s wrong with being lazy. Lazy engineers automate their jobs and move on to bigger better things. 😉
True story: As a “Jr. HTML Programer” in the late 90s, I learned Perl because I was took lazy to make 100s of HTML a day changes by hand. The rest as they say...
Food for thought.
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